How do you hang a hanging chair? What is the correct height for a hanging chair? Don’t worry Cool Hammocks is here with all these answers and more in our blog post – How to hang a hanging chair!
What is the Correct Height for a Hanging Chair?
There isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ answer to offer when you’re trying to find the correct height for a hanging chair. Each model has a unique dimensional profile which you must consider. Additional variables, such as the weight of the person who will sit in the chair, must also be part of the equation.
Most people prefer about 40 to 50 centimeters of leg space when they use a hanging chair. Add this figure to the overall height of the product to reach the correct height for the installation.
The difficult part here is that the materials for a hanging chair typically stretch a little bit with use. You may want to account for this issue immediately by giving yourself a few extra centimeters of space. It can also be an adjustment that you make later on.
How to Install Your Hanging Chair Correctly
There are three hanging styles from which to choose when installing your new chair: pivot, swing style without spread, or swing style with a spread bar.
If you incorporate a spreader bar along the top of your chair, it will allow you to hang it in smaller spaces because it reduces the size of your anchor.
The minimum distance for the swing style hammock chair is 44 inches, while the maximum is 84 inches. If you incorporate a spread bar, then the max. recommended distance is 66 inches between the hanging points.
Then secure your chair to where it will hang. You can choose a tree branch, a hook from your ceiling, or an overhead beam above an outdoor patio. Make sure that the structure can support your full weight before use.
Then remember the correct height for the installation, and you’ll be ready to have some fun!
Right now our son is laying on the floor on his back with just his feet in his hanging chair. He’s seven, and he has spent the last hour in various positions in and around the Playa Rainbow hanging chair in our apartment. He’s probably planning who he is going to attack next in Minecraft.
I have a few of observations:
My first is that a hanging chair is a bit more convenient than a hammock. Especially if you are the type of person who can’t really sit still, or if your home life means that staying still for more than a few minutes at a time is not really feasible. It is easy to sit in and to get up out of. When you compare it to a hammock, I would say it takes half the effort and half the time to get in and out of.
My second observation is how little space the hanging chair takes up in the room. Granted, it is one of the kids hanging chairs and the spreader bar is only 70cm long. It is located quite near to the kettle in our open plan lounge and kitchen area, and we pass by that area of the room all the time. It never seems to be in the way when it is not in use, and it doesn’t get in the way when any of the children are using it.
My final observation is that in a room that is mainly wood and white and beige, the hanging chair really brightens up part of the room. It looks colourful and cheerful. We have had this chair hanging there for about 18 months. It has been washed in the washing machine about 10 times, and it still looks new and fresh. You can call it a long term hammock test if you like and it has passed with flying colours!
We have hung this hanging chair so that it is only about 5cm from the from the ground. We would usually hang it a bit higher, but our 18 month old boy loves it and being 18 months old, he is totally reckless and keeping it low to the ground means he can’t fall far. He can’t get in the hanging chair by himself yet, but he can get out.
I would strongly recommend hanging chairs for children. Obviously think of the safety and don’t hang it above a concrete floor if you have a two year old who likes to throw herself about!
Our Other Hanging Chair
The other hanging chair that we use regularly is one of our denim hanging chairs. We really like this hanging chair for a few reasons:
Firstly, I love the extra long foot and leg rest. Many hanging chairs come with a seperate mini hammock for the feet. We used to sell chairs like this. It never seemed as comfortable or convenient as it looked on the pictures. You had to get your heel in just the right place. Not terrible, just not instantly relaxing. The roll out foot and leg rest on the denim hanging chair is just an extension of the base of the chair. It is super comfortable.
My wife likes to nurse our youngest in this hanging chair in comfort. It works very well.
I like the fabric. Denim looks great. Maybe it just goes especially well with the rest of our apartment, but I expect it will look very nice in most locations. The fabric feels strong and comfortable.
I like that it was made as part of an organization in El Salvador which is trying to make a difference to the lives women there.
Like the childrens hanging chair, it is also easy to get in and out of and it doesn’t take up much space when not in use. I like to sit in it and read for a few minutes until something more important to do comes up.
Top 5 Benefits Of Hanging Chairs
So, in summary, the main benefits of a hanging chair are as follows.
Easy to get in and out of
Easy to wash
Can be put away or hung up in 2 seconds
Hanging Chairs Outside
We used to live in Sweden, where there are almost a hundred thousand lakes each surrounded by trees. As soon as the weather turned warm enough we would take a hammock and swimming equipment down to a lake for a swim and some relaxation.
We would usually take a hammock. Probably because it comes in a handy shoulder bag and it doesn’t feel as bulky to carry. But a hanging chair is not much trouble to carry at all.
We did take hanging chairs to lakes. Mainly for photography. It works really well. If you have any branch that sticks out from the tree, then you can hang a hanging chair from it. Your feet are clear of the ants on the ground and you can relax in the breeze.
It’s very cosy to have a hanging chair hanging next to a hammock by the lake. So that’s one reason to get both.
If you want to use your new hanging chair outside, but you don’t want to take it around with you, then you can easily hang it from any tree in your garden. You might want a tree band to hang it from, but any strong piece of rope will do the job.
You can also use your hanging chair on a veranda. It is easy, plus it will not take up much space on your veranda. I think every veranda wishes it was bigger once you start filling it with stuff, but a hanging chair really helps with that problem.
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Would you like your children to read more? This is a common issue with most parents after the novelty of learning to read wears off young kids. The difficulty, after your children start elementary school, is many kids associate reading with school responsibilities.
Young children often fail to realize that reading for fun also is possible. However, there are some action plans that can motivate your kids to read more.
Create a Reading Nook
Creating a special place for your kids to read is a “winner.” Regardless of the number and ages of your children, they will love having a special place dedicated to them for reading. Whether you make their reading nook indoors or outdoors, they will use it.
Equip your reading nook with a hanging chair or hammock for optimum results. Kids love hanging chairs and hammocks. Therefore, they will use their reading nook more than you think they will, simply because you installed a hanging seat or hammock.
If your children are small and young, you could install a hanging chair or hammock designed for kids, with vibrant colors. As the kids grow, you can always upgrade to adult models in reading nooks.
Why Hanging Chairs or Hammocks?
Hanging chairs or hammocks are more fun than regular chairs or sofas. Kids love hanging chairs, particularly when they know these swing chairs are for them. Children like hammocks almost as much as hanging chairs.
Even those post-toddler children, who vocally refuse to take a nap (“that’s for babies,” they often claim), often fall to sleep, like many adults, when they read (or look at the pictures) in a gently swaying hanging chair or hammock. Kids also enjoy playing, getting into and out of hanging chairs, running around, and swinging in hanging chairs and hammocks.
Advantages of Hanging Chairs and Hammocks to Motivate Reading
When you install hanging chairs and Hammocks outdoors, they offer some interesting benefits, in addition to the advantages provided when they’re installed indoors.
We often hear the question: Should I consider a hanging chair in lieu of or in addition to a hammock? The best answer: Yes, you should consider a hanging chair as a replacement for or, if you already enjoy a hammock, as a complement to your hammock.
Hanging chairs are highly versatile and complement your yard and/or the interior of your home. While some people prefer fabric chairs, others, particularly if installed indoors, sometimes prefer hanging chairs with more rigid frames. Here are popular reasons to consider getting a hanging chair as well as a hammock.
You may prefer a hanging chair to a hammock.Some people report they are equally or even more comfortable in fabric hanging chairs than in hammocks. When you want to surround yourself with your spouse and kids, a hammock chair is perfect.
If you have kids, be aware that children absolutely love to sit, lie, and play in hanging chairs.Kids love hanging chairs. They like to sit in them, “cocoon” in them, and get in them. They find it easier to get in and out of hanging chairs than some hammocks. Since kids seldom stay relaxed for too long they typically appreciate the ease of getting in and out of hanging chairs.
You can “float around” in fabric or rigid frame hanging chairs offering similar relaxation to hammocks.The same gentle rocking motion common to hammocks also exists with a hanging chair. Scientists have proven it’s this gentle swaying that promote excellent, healthy sleep.
If you love to read, a hanging chair is ideal for focusing on the book you’re reading as well as relaxation.You’ll be amazed at how focused and relaxed you’ll feel in a hanging chair when you’re reading. You typically will enjoy your book or magazine even more than you normally do.
If you already enjoy your hammock, you should equally enjoy the gentle swaying motion of a hanging chair.If you love the gentle rocking motion of your hammock, you will equally love a hanging chair, as it offers the identical rocking as your hammock does.
A wonderful addition to a bedroom or family room, a hanging chair is a great way to maximize your comfort while watching TV movies or live sporting events.Hanging chairs are ideal for indoor or outdoor use. Along with being super comfortable, they allow you to enjoy TV and games in supreme comfort.
An indoor hanging chair makes a bold statement to any décor.Once in fashion, then out of fashion, hanging chairs are back as high-fashion additions to your home décor. They always make a statement. Since they come in many colors and designs, you’re sure to find an ideal complement your décor.
Whether you consider a hanging chair as an alternative to a hammock or addition to your hammock, you will be pleased with the look and comfort of these chairs. When you want to read, watch TV, or take a short nap in total comfort, consider adding a hanging chair inside or outside your home.
This slightly wierd blog post was written by someone I found on Fiverr … this is what you get for $5 !
Popular, fun and comfortable hammocks as well as hanging chairs instantly change any yard or patio into an open air oasis. These jazzy seats are accessible in an assortment of hues, sizes, materials and shapes, and can run from beautiful and bordered to smooth and chic.
Hammock seats are one of the main things that quickly come to the mind when we think about relaxation both outside and inside. A hammock seat may not be something you have considered purchasing for yourself, however it dependably stick into our brains once we run over the thought of unwinding in one of them. Swinging in a hammock is the exemplification of calmness. The Sunday evening can be made awesome in your garden by lying down on a hammock chair extended crosswise over two trees.
Hanging chairs or hammocks provides the advantage of a health initiated relaxation session along with making your life more fun in both the home and the garden. The sort of satisfaction you can get from hanging chairs is practically exceptional among furniture. Some say this is because of the oddity of the hammock chairs as an indoor furniture piece. However, observing one outside can basically fills your psyche with thoughts regarding why it would be an incredible thought to get one for yourself.
Below are some amazing reasons why you should consider hammocks as well as hanging chairs:
They look totally amazing and classy both indoor as well as outdoor.
The hammock chairs provide a lot of benefits to the health by making the whole body relax and calm.
They are easy to hang anywhere and they occupy very less space than the traditional furniture.
It makes you feel comfortable when you are completely tired and also makes you feel fresh.
It makes your mind relax and you can think about a lot of things during having an amazing time on hanging chairs as well as hammock.
Hanging chairs as well as hammocks are one of those things that everyone should own at least a single one in their house. It is best for a comfortable and restful sleep and a hanging chair is a blessing for the novel or books lovers. They can easily sit on them and can enjoy reading their favorite book with some slow amazing swings. In the same way, kids also love a lot sitting or lying down on hammock as well as hanging chair because they find it an interesting and fun thing.
It is fun, as well as builds up the feeling of balance and enhances the kid’s coordination aptitudes, muscle advancement and their general wellness as well as health.
Swinging builds the concentration in anyone which is a genuine advantage for learning.
It is the ideal withdraw for calmer youngsters and a position of reviving oasis where your kid can read, listen to music or just relax without being aggravated.
A kid feels substantially more secure in a hanging seat than in other conventional seats. This is basically because of the shaking movement and the way that a hanging seat has a shut buckle like outline where your kid can take protect for some time and accomplish inside amicability once more.
Kids require more than only a bed, their work area and chair to make their living space feel finish. An interesting and eye-discovering hanging chair can make the child’s room truly alluring.
Hanging a hammock chair in your kid’s room will make them feel special and they will enjoy spending time on it. You can insist them to sit on it and read their books in this way they will love their reading time and will read books in their free time. The way a hanging chair gives swings is just like music while sitting on it. So, getting some slow swings while sitting on hanging chair and reading your favorite book is an incredible experience.